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post #1 of 11
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Hey,
I may be setting up Eyefinity very soon, but 1 thing that is puzzleing me is the adapter for dp to hdmi.

I was going to use hdmi for 1 screen, DVI o HDMI to another and Dp to HDMI to the other, the other 2 screens can be sorted eaisily for me but I am wondering alla about the DP adapter.

1. Do i need a active or passive adapter?

2. does it matter if i use a active or passive adapter, will both work the same?

if i can think of anything els i would like to add i will put it into the thread smile.gif

Thanks in advanced,
Gaming96.
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Active will only work for the dp adapter
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post #3 of 11
Yup, it's got to be active. Check amazon or newegg for accel adapters. Alot of people use them (myself included) and they are also backed by amd.
post #4 of 11
Hey, man...learn from my mistake...passive doesn't work. You need an active adapter...I know they aren't cheap but unfortunately that's how it works. MUST be an active adapter.

(If you have a sapphire card tho, they have proprietary active adapters that are WAY cheaper for only use with sapphire cards. if you don't have a sapphire card, don't even take this to heart)
post #5 of 11
yep, you need an active display port adapter for the 3rd monitor

http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx

thats all of the adapters that AMD has confirmed are supported with eyefinity
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post #6 of 11
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Thank you everybody smile.gif ill get a passive then lol, im only joking, ill get an active adapter smile.gif
Im in a good mood so iv decided to give you all a +rep wink.gif lol
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Will these work ?
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-001B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B001CXV92W"]http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-001B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B001CXV92W[/ame]

http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/mdp_hdmi.htm

And this says it is passive and is on amd's eyefinity list ????
http://www.dinosaurcabels.com/Mini-DisplayPort-MALE-to-HDMI-FEMALE-Cable-Adapter-Passive-3411020-080-H.htm

There are on the amd list smile.gif so it should work tongue.gif
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx

and yes i know iv got 2 types in there, Display port and mini Display port because i dont no witch card i am getting yet, as i asked here http://www.overclock.net/ati/904959-should-i-get-5870-6870-eyefinity.html

And what exactly is the difference between active and passive ??? confused.gif

Can any of you OCN people have a look at some of my other threads what i have asked about so i can learn more about eyefinity and peoples opinions and benchmarks smile.gif Thank you.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/904959-should-i-get-5870-6870-eyefinity.html

http://www.overclock.net/ati/905004-what-eyefinity-like.html

Thank You in advanced again,
Gaming96.
Edited by gaming96 - 1/3/11 at 8:13am
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaming96;11873618 
Will these work ?
http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-001B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B001CXV92W

http://www.accellcables.com/products/DisplayPort/DP/mdp_hdmi.htm

And this says it is passive and is on amd's eyefinity list ????
http://www.dinosaurcabels.com/Mini-DisplayPort-MALE-to-HDMI-FEMALE-Cable-Adapter-Passive-3411020-080-H.htm

There are on the amd list smile.gif so it should work tongue.gif
http://support.amd.com/us/eyefinity/Pages/eyefinity-dongles.aspx

and yes i know iv got 2 types in there, Display port and mini Display port because i dont no witch card i am getting yet, as i asked here http://www.overclock.net/ati/904959-should-i-get-5870-6870-eyefinity.html

And what exactly is the difference between active and passive ??? confused.gif

Can any of you OCN people have a look at some of my other threads what i have asked about so i can learn more about eyefinity and peoples opinions and benchmarks smile.gif Thank you.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/904959-should-i-get-5870-6870-eyefinity.html

http://www.overclock.net/ati/905004-what-eyefinity-like.html

Thank You in advanced again,
Gaming96.

Those look like older models. I bought [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B087B-005B-DisplayPort-Single-Link-Certified/dp/B004071ZX0/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b"]this[/ame] one as soon as it came out and apparently is was the first sub $100 solution. I'd stick with the Accel adapters that look like what I posted instead, it's $30 and you KNOW they work.
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Originally Posted by SohcSTI;11878130 
Those look like older models. I bought this one as soon as it came out and apparently is was the first sub solution. I'd stick with the Accel adapters that look like what I posted instead, it's and you KNOW they work.

this is accell and it is on the list smile.gif
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-001B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B001CXV92W/"]http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-001B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B001CXV92W/[/ame]
and it has to be hdmi, well i prefear it to be coz would rather dp straigh to hdmi then dp > dvi > hdmi tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gaming96;11878279 
this is accell and it is on the list smile.gif
http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-001B-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B001CXV92W/
and it has to be hdmi, well i prefear it to be coz would rather dp straigh to hdmi then dp > dvi > hdmi tongue.gif

That all depends on the card you get. My 5850's needed that one I linked to, but my 6970 needs the hdmi or mini-displayport. They make adapters for all of those setups, I was just linking to that one for reference. That one you keep linking to doesnt say that its active, so I wouldnt buy it. But you can try it if you want.
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